Ouch!! This has happened to me where I couldn’t download the new apps or update the installed ones in the Microsoft Store. I spent days digging a deeper hole for myself as I tried the many different published “solutions”. Eventually my computer was a mess and I had to reinstall Windows from scratch 🙁 MakeUseOf.com have just published an article listing 5 fixes to this problem. Read it here.
I’ve seen this recently; popups saying your computer has been comprimised or your anti virus has expired. Don’t get sucked in. PC Mag has written an article explaining how these scams work and what you can do to ensure you don’t get caught. Read about it here. See also my earlier blogs How to remove PUP.Optional.Ask and Top 6 Ransomware Protection Tools.
Ever had a call from a family member or friend wanting help with their smartphone? Wired have just published an article explaining how to remotely share a smartphone sceen so that you can see what they are doing to help them out. Find out how here.
MakeUseOf.com have just published a great article listing 11 security checks that you should do fairly regularly to ensure your computing devices remain more secure than most. Read the article here.
If you are planning to upgrade the video card in your video editing and/or gaming computer, MakeUseOf.com have a list of the 5 things you need to know. Read their article here.
Ever wanted to send somebody a link to a YouTube video, but take them to a specific part of that video instead of starting at the beginning? MakeUseOf.com have published a number of useful URL tricks for YouTube, including one trick for doing precisely that – check out all the tricks here.
MakeUseOf.com have just published an interesting article discussing the trustworthy-ness of online reviews and how you can read between the lines to make sure you are making good buying choices. Check it out here.
I would be very surprised if you, or somebody you know, hasn’t had this pesky thing accidentely installed on their computer. It is so easy to inavertantly respond to a popup when you are busy, only to then discover a potentially unwanted program (PUP) has installed itself on your computer. I’ve done it myself. Discover what these rotten things are and how to remove them in the MyAntiSpyware.com article here.
MakeUseOf.com have highlighted a number of ransomware and malware protection tools in an article here. This was very timely as I have just helped a friend remove some potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from their computer using Malwarebytes. TechTarget published another article here earlier in the year listing other useful tools.
TNW have published an article explaining how you can send a message from most chat apps, that then disappears once the receipient has read it. Discover why you might want to do that, and how, here.
C|Net have compiled a list of video games that sneak in educational lessons while your kids have fun. Help your kids learn while they have fun playing these 13 video games. Read it here.
In a recent article C|Net discusses what is meant by “water-resistant” as well as the IP67, IP68 or IPX8 ratings. Discover how well protected your smartphone is here.
Since the iOS 14 software update, the Apple logo on the back of recent iPhones now acts as a secret button. BristolLive discusses the new “Back Tap” feature and how you can customise it here.
If you have a requirement to move your iTunes library to a different folder, computer, or drive; PC Mag have written an article for you. Read it here.